Tunneling Technology

Course Name: 

Tunneling Technology (MN908)




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (4-0-0)


Design principles of underground openings, Rock conditions and initial state of stresses. Computer aided tunnel design, Tunnel driving techniques for hard and soft rocks. Blasting in tunnels, Tunnel supports, Remote control and automation of supports, Shield tunneling system with road headers, Support assessment, Tunneling in soft strata. Tunnel lining, Tunnel stability analysis, Monitoring. Back analysis, Case histories.


Obert L. and Duvell W. I., Rock Mechanics and design of structures in rock Vutukuri V.S. and Lama R.D., Physico - mechanical properties of rocks SME-AIME. Rapid excavation tunneling conference proceedings (1975-1998).

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 Prof Harsh Vardhan,

 Professor and Head
 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473051
  • Email: mininghod@nitk.edu.in

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